Familiar and beloved:
the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness cannot comprehend it (John 1:5).
We tend to assume
that our contexts are light—
such that, as followers of Jesus,
we don’t really need to distinguish ourselves
from those contexts—
from our family, from our peers,
from our friends, our co-workers,
our church, our country.
But we do.
We are called to a living of distinguishing—
a distinguished living.
God help us!